1.) Anyone Can Learn math 2.) Mistakes Grow your Brain 3.) When you believe in yourself your brain operates differently 4.) Ideas of "Giftedness" hurt students 5.) Speed and Time Pressure block working memory 6.) Visual Math improves math performance 7.) When teachers believe in students they do better 8.) Parent's beliefs about math changes their children's achievement 9.) Brain Science should guide Assessment
Why Math Matters
"Traditionally, only 5% of the 13 million community college students enrolled in developmental mathematics courses earn college level credit within one year." - Carnegie Foundation
Math correlates incredibly strongly with college completion. Students that are strong in math and that place in to college level mathematics are many times more likely to graduate. A number of years ago the Carnegie Foundation spent a lot of time and resources looking into ways that they could improve college completion. After analyzing all the data they concluded that the thing that would have the greatest impact on improving a students chance of graduating would be to get them out of remedial math. You can follow the link from the quote above to learn more.
Moving Forward with Multi-Dimensional Math
I am working hard to bring a multidimensional approach to math into the HTH classroom. For information about Multidimensional math and all the great work that Jo Boaler is doing please visit: https://www.youcubed.org